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Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History @ Home: Celebrating Pinkster!
Join us online! | Wednesday, May 19 | 3-4 pm ET

Free; all ages

What would a Pinkster celebration look like? Enslaved Africans in 17th- and 18th-century New York used the festival as a way to reconnect with family and resist the erasure of their West African cultures. Explore the dance and music of Pinkster at this remote program, which features Chief Baba and musicians (including a fiddler, drummer, and banjo—or banjar—player) and our very own Pinkster King! This program is in partnership with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Van Cortlandt House Museum and The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York.

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This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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